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I have a very old Dell XPS a2010 computer. The computer starts up and displays the Dell logo and from there it goes to a Windows recovery error

I have a very old Dell XPS a2010 computer. The computer starts up and displays the Dell logo and from there it goes to a Windows recovery error. Nothing seems to be working. Endless Windows recovery ...
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Make a System Image of an Old Windows Computer as a VHD file

I have computers with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 installed. I have some ideas that I would like to use these computers for but I would need to backup everything on them first. I'm interested to know if ...
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Can I use Windows Vista (x64) drivers on Windows 7 (x64)? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung NC110 Netbook and It has windows 7 on it. I'm having some issues to find the OEM drivers for windows 7 (64-bit), because this laptop was ment to be used with Windows Vista (64/32). I ...
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Windows vista setup error code 0x0000001e when installing to GPT partition

Basically i installed windows 10,7,8.1,11 on my Asus laptop. But when i try to install windows vista, after the first restart it gives me BSOD and error code: 0x0000001e (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, ...
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Booting from a virtual disk on a virtual machine ends up in a blue screen

I took a HDD out of a dead PC (,which used to run Windows Vista) and virtualized it into vhdx using disk2VHD. After converting the VHDX to VMDK, I attached the drive to a new virtual machine on VMWare ...
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AMD Athlon 7550 with Windows 7 64bit?

I am currently working on a computer for a friend with an AMD Athlon 7550 Dual-Core Processor running windows vista 32 bit. I want to know if it is possible to upgrade this to windows 7 64 bit and if ...
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Windows Vista Business: how to reset Admin password if custom admin account password forgotten

I googled this and found everywhere the same solution(https://www.cnet.com/culture/restore-a-lost-administrator-account-in-vista/), however, this solution does not seem to work for me. I have an old ...
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Windows Vista stops VirtualBox Graphics Adapter (WDDM) with error code 43

I have a Windows Vista virtual machine which I'd like to enable 3D Acceleration on. If I install VirtualBox Guest Additions it successfully installs the driver and reboots the VM, however I don't get ...
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New Windows10 SSD only works when another Windows10 drive is in

My old computer SSD died, and a friend lent me an HD with a temporary install of Windows 10. The borrowed drive works perfectly, but it's a loaner. So I downloaded the Windows 10 formatting/...
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Wireless adaptor detects the network but doesn't accept the password (Windows Vista)

I have an old HP notebook running Windows Vista 32bit. I bought an adaptor (TP-Link TL-WN823N) because of previous network problems, for which I blamed the wireless card. What happens now is that it ...
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Does it matter if sound is produced via a sound card or via a small cd player built in the CD-ROM drive in DOSBox?

I tried to load in DOSBox the PLAYCD utility. It worked with audio CD but it was silent. The manual for DOSBox recommends me to install Windows Vista (to enable ioctl access). ut is this reasonable if ...
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Windows Vista Cursors [closed]

I am currently using Windows 10 Pro, but I want to have the Windows Vista cursor since I am more used to it. Though, I don't know where to download them. Where can I get them?
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How to COMPLETELY reset windows vista, leaving only the os

How do I completely reset my Windows Vista computer? The only help I can find for this online is for reinstalling from a backup - I don't want to keep any data on the computer, except for Windows ...
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What are the minimum requirements/specs for ffmpeg?

I am currently using a small software program I made in Python that utilises ffmpeg on my personal laptop that is overqualified to run it (core i7, 16gb ram etc), but I would like to move it over to ...
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Prior to Windows 7, did windows not have any ability to group themselves in the Taskbar in this manner? [closed]

Since even Windows 7 is now long since EOL, this is not a practical question of a problem I'm facing. Rather, I'm curious whether or not I would've been able to run my system back in those days of ...
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Printer list for Windows Vista

I am trying to install an old printer into Windows 7. The original driver, which worked in XP, won't install in 7; I understand that there were internal changes starting with Vista. Windows 7 does ...
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Why Windows 10 Boot Manager can't load Windows Vista?

I had a Windows Vista/7 dual boot set up in UEFI, GPT mode (i.e using the EFI system partition to boot). The Windows Boot Manager would let me select between 7 and Vista, and both OS's worked fine. ...
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How do I make the hidden notifications arrow point to the left in Windows 7?

In Windows Vista and earlier it use to point to the left to show hidden notifications extending the notifications area out. Since Windows 7 it's just an up arrow that shows a separate box instead. Is ...
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Delete CDFS volume from USB drive in windows?

I recently attempted to install ubuntu onto a removable USB drive. Eventually, I wanted to replace the ubuntu version with another, but the problem is that, besides for the 3.7gb of "free space" I can ...
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Toshiba L40 PSL48e does not update bios

I have Toshiba L40 PSL48e. Also known as l40-18l and l40-15g. It has bios version 1.6 and I need to update it to v2.0. However after installing the bios and acquire the files from toshiba website I ...
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Couple of problems with REG ADD command

I'm trying to edit Windows Registry through Command Line for some reasons, and I'm having a problem with REG Add Command. First of all: REG ADD "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\" /t REG_SZ /v ...
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Windows Vista Aero blue lines around windows

I have Windows Vista Home Premium x64 installed on my PC with some registry tweaks for Aero. I noticed that blue lines appeared on the right and bottom of the windows. I turned off the transparency. ...
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Need Winhlp32.exe

I know that that WinHelp is discontinued. No more included since Windows Vista. However, while Vista was still supported by Microsoft, I still could install it. Now, no more. Every time I got error in ...
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Is there a way to transfer network card driver onto sd card?

Is there a way to transfer network card driver onto sd card so I can reformat my computer and put driver back? It's an older machine running Windows Vista Busniess. HP Compaq dx3400 I can't seem to ...
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How do I reset the Vista net user password when it does not work with the User Name "C&D Sign Company"?

Recently C&D Sign Company sold their business to a local church. Now I have this machine in my shop, and all my efforts to reset the password, including Ophcrack, and many other methods, changing ...
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Windows Backup Tool only copies folder structure

I used the Windows Backup Tool to backup Windows Vista files onto an HDD and then used the Windows 10 version of the tool to restore them. For some reason, only the folder structure was copied - my ...
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Using pirated copy of old windows versions [closed]

Is it still illegal for US citizens to install a pirated copy of Windows XP or Vista on their machines, considering those windows have reached end of life? Could one get arrested for that? Thanks for ...
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USB key with trash and invisible files into it : how?

I have an USB key, FAT formatted, used on a Windows configuration, and as far as I know, a Windows Vista one (this is not my own key). On this key, I have 9 photos. I discovered that the trash ...
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How to switch from IDE to AHCI after installing Windows Vista [duplicate]

Background Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is a technical standard defined by Intel that specifies the operation of Serial ATA (SATA) disk controllers. When it is supported by your ...
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Windows Vista - Cannot connect to Wireless Network

I am using a Windows Vista laptop. I cannot connect to the internet on it, no matter how hard I try. On 'Connect to a Network', the only option is 'Broadband Connection PPPoE Connection'. On 'Set up ...
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Why is my computer windows Vista is running very slow despite CPU/RAM usage at not 100%?

My HP Pavilion DV3 laptop is running very slow. OS is windows Vista. I initially thought it could be due to low RAM (it has 4GB), and bought new RAM 8 GB that I have yet to put in. But when I see the ...
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How do I make an Ubuntu install USB stick in windows?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04.4 on a blank machine. I want to use a USB stick.How can I do this in Windows??
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How may I forcibly remove a locked laptop from a non-existant domain?

I have a sony vaio running Windows Vista Ultimate that was added to my former business domain many years ago and which has not been used since my business was shut down 3 or 4 years ago. The logon ...
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Windows does not upgrade from Vista to 7

I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. When the windows 7 installer prompts me to restart, it boots into Vista like nothing happened. I am currently using a Hewlett-Packard HP ...
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Sharing internet connection from laptop to WiFi router

So I have two WiFi routers which I currently don't use but would like to use them to share internet connection from my laptop (Vista) to my wifi router to create a wireless signal for devices in my ...
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Vista: How to prevent an extended partition from converting to EISA?

So I tried to create an extended partition with two logical drives on an Acer Vista laptop which has two EISA recovery partitions. After reboot I see the extended partition has been replaced with a ...
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When did/will Microsoft End Security Updates for Vista

Does anybody know when will Microsoft End Security Updates for Vista (or have they done so already) Thanks
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BIOS Update from Vista only?

I found this old HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 PC and want to do a BIOS update. I found the official BIOS update from HP on their website here. The motherboard I'm using is IPIBL-LA. I might do the ...
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Restored Windows Vista Recovery Partition Image not booting - clonezilla

I've followed the first two of these guides from clonezilla.org, but: applied to a Windows Vista Recovery partition; partition-to-image rather than disk-to-image. I wiped out the entire disk after ...
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Geek squad says my hard drive is failing?

I have an older laptop, dell duo core 2.1ghz, 6gb ram, 500gb hd. It is running vista. Was working fine although maybe a tad slower than when new when all of a sudden some things stopped working, seems ...
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How to take a screenshot with Aero effects?

I don't want to make a normal screenshot. I want to make a screenshot that includes Aero glass, drop shadows, etc. in "transparent" mode. I tried some tools like Windows Clippings, but the Aero glass ...
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How to migrate a programme or game onto a new computer if installation disk is cracked

To begin with; I appreciate there will likely be a different answer for each piece of software, so I'll go specific: I would like to transfer Rome Total War onto a new computer. Unfortunately since ...
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How to run a program using another version of Kernel32.dll?

I want to run a modern program (Opera latest) on Windows Vista. However since it requires Windows 7 at minimum it's attempting to use procedures in Kernel32.dll that don't exist in the Vista version ...
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Need partitioning advice for dual boot Linux Mint with Vista

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 18 off DVD on my pc, which already has Vista installed. It has one small HDD, which is the C drive in Vista, and another larger HDD which shows up in Vista as drive G. ...
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Games explorer group order is reversed

I've formatted my PC to do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64. I was adding the Spanish language pack and then removing the English one. After removing the English LP, something weird ...
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How to enable usb port using Windows Vista?

I have 2 usb ports one on each side of my laptop. The one on the left is ENABLED but the one on the right side isn't,how do i enable it?
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How to access NAS files when disk moved to tower PC as second HD

Hopefully someone can help. My NAS Lacie Networkspace2 has (almost) died. I took the drive out of its casing and placed it as a second drive in a Dell XPS tower with Windows Vista (I know... but try ...
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DISM doesn't work for Windows Vista image

I was trying to add the Spanish language pack and remove the English LP to Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 iso file. Some info that will help you to answer: The OS installed on my PC is Windows 7 ...
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Converting analog audio to digital

I'm doing an amateur conversion, on the cheap, of some old cassette tapes to digital (bootlegs and other stuff that can't be found online...) As their quality is not great to begin with, would like to ...
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Set German keyboard layout for 16 Bit applications

When I run 16 Bit applications (such as QBASIC and edit.com) on Windows Vista or Windows 7, 16 Bit applications are using the keyboard layout of American keyboards. I want them to use the German ...
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